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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 2, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME KMftTMClT tr HISTttr AMI ARCKIVU MtlNtl U i i THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIII Associated and United Press Full Leased wires Five Cents a Copy I MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 2 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No 200 i i i I One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO City SonillJ KM p m WTAD Julncy 111 Mgn 0 m W01 Amu Tuesdiy m WSU1 Iowa City p m Its Action Not Talk Thats Needed 3 days later this June 18 19 and 4 or 5 hundred persons interested in traffic safety are going to meet in Washington on call of the president to do a bit of stock taking Last year these same and a good many in the capital city on like invitation But the purpose of the 2 meetings were widely different Then the assignment was to col lect and compile the best thinking on the entire subject of safety That was done Out of the meet ing there came what Ive been calling the New Testament of Safety This time the purpose will be to check by state and city by find out exactly how good or how poor a job our country has done in giving ap plication to the rules and recom mendations embraced in that book A value only in the degree that it is read and acted upon That goes for the greatest of all books the Bible and it goes for this volume to which Ive referred the New Testament of Safety Full application of the informa tion contained in it would have the effect ultimately of reducing the nations traffic toll almost to Hie vanishing point What these safety people meet ing in Washington this month want to find out is whether a reasonable start has been made in that direction or whether its just another volume collecting dust on the nations bookshelves ITS been stated on highest au thority that as much is known today about effective preventive measures for accidents as about preventive measures for small pox typhoid and diphtheria If this be true the inevitable corollary is that for Americans not to make use of the traffic safety knowledge available to them in this book to which I have referred is as if they refused to protect themselves against disease through the use of vaccines serums and antitoxins The forthcoming inventory ef fort in Washington will disclose which states and which com munities of our country are most to be praised and most to be criti cized for what they have done and what they have failed to do Up to this time the accent has been too much on words From this point on that emphasis is going to be on action AS was the case last year 2 VOTE EXTENSION OF RENT LAW lowans will have positions of top leadership in the scheduled traffic safety conference General chairman will be Gen Philip B Fleming administrator of the federal works agency Gen Fleming was reared at Burlington Iowa and still regards that place as his home town Only a few weeks ago he returned to Burling ton for the funeral of his venerable mother Commissioner Thomas H Mac Donald of the public roads ad ministration is serving as chair man of the coordinating com mittee Mr MacDonald went to his present position some 25 years ago from the chief engineers post with the Iowa state highway com mission His home town was Montezurna I attended a meet ing in Chicago where Mr Mac Donald spoke briefly about the plans and purposes of this years traffic safety conference The point most stressed by him was that there is no wish and no in tention to center responsibility or authority in Washington D C All of us who are close to the situation he pointed out arc URGE MILITARY TRAINING PLAN AS NECESSITY Commission Calls for Compulsory Program for 950000 Yearly Washington The nation heard from a commission of 9 prominent civilians Monday that the compulsory training of up to 950000 American youths a year is an urgent military necessity in this world of insecure peace The alternative to that and other multibillion dollar outlays for national defense is to invite ex termination President Trumans advisory commission on universal training declared The group painted this bleak picture of the future if its warning goes un heeded For a few 4 to our monopoly of the atom bomb and the availability of bat tietrained veterans of World wa II may serve as insurance agains a sneak assault on the America homeland But the precipitate drop in th nations state of military forces are a hollow shell encourage those to whorr weakness on the part of peace loving nations is a passport t aggression Other countries who share ou democratic ideals will lose faith And then The mantle of totalitarianism will spread its darkness over sti larger sections of the earth in creasing the peril of U S ant narrowing the company of thos on whose aid we can count in th search for lasting peace The document was drafted ant signed unanimously by the 9 mem bers of the commission b Dr Karl T Compton scientist ani president of the Massachusett Institute of Technology The note of urgency which th commission gave its findings wa not echoed immediately in con gress There was every indication there that aside from possible en actrnent of an armynavy unifi cation bill this com panion step urged by the commis longrange defense pro gram will have to await the nex session beginning in January As proposed by the commission the program would follow this outline On the basis of census figures between 1000000 and 1100000 male youths would become eligi ble for training annually for the next few years liability for train ing would start at age IS or upoi completion of high school which ever occurred Out of this total an estimated fully aware that any safety program to be highway effective I must appeal to and have the sup port of the individual states and the individual communities This point was emphasized in the action program which grew out of last years meeting in Washington and it will be further emphasized this year IN setting up plans for this years meeting primary attention has been given to encouraging attend ance by state officials and par ticularly the governors Theres a good reason for this Experience has proved beyond doubt that the one best formula for instituting an effective safety program in a state is to have the governor take the leadwith mem bers of his official family and representatives of organizations interested in safety falling in be hind him This was the Iowa plan In advance of this months meeting in Washington each state has been asked to report on its progress in setting up such a program From these reports a study is being made for the pur CONTINKED ON PAGE 2 200000 would be physically or mentally incapacite An additiona 50000 to 100000 would not meet present army and navy standards but still could be trained in some form Taking variations into ac count a pool of not less than 750 000 or more than 950000 thus would be eligible for training Basic training in camp or aboard ship a choice of services would be given so far as possible would last 6 months The training would be consistent with developing weapons and techniques in war fare But We feel there is no room in this program for the type of com mando training which teaches hatred and seeks to instill lust for killing and emphasizes the most brutal means of destruction Such instruction may be essential in time of actual war in peace time this type of training would be sadistic Upon completion of the 6 months basic training a scries of options would be open to the trainee in cluding enlistment in the regular army navy or marine corps en trance into a service academy West Point or en listment in the national guard or attendance at a college with an ROTC program The administrators A commis sion of 3 members 2 of them ci vilians reporting directly to the president a general advisory board representative of the pub lic with local civilian advisory committees The cost Between and a year The time The program would be under way about one year after approval by congress and would be fully effective in about 5 years In other words it would take that long to create a pool of men trained for duty in any emergency The commissions only refer ence to Russia was in an appendix to the main report It said the soviet unions military power is based on compulsory service in the red army and upon manda tory military training in the schools Garter snakes have been re ported as far north as the Yukon IOWA HOLIDAY DEATH TOLL 8 4 Traffic Fatalities Reported in Weekend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The 3day Memorial day week end drew to a close Sunday mid night leaving in its wake an acci dental death toll of 8 lowans Four of the deaths were causec by traffic accidents The death toll however wa below the estimate of Dan Stecle director of the state division o safety education who had pre dieted that at least 11 person probably would be killed in traf fie accidents in the 3 days lowans dead in traffic accident were Paul Sanders 27 of Onawa killed Saturday when his truck ran off the pavement and over turned near Blencoe Paul Kuhn 13 son of Mr anc Mrs Arthur Kuhn of Rowley killed when struck by a car on highway 150 north of Rowley Sheriff Emery Hart said the boy ran across the road directly in front of an approaching car Robert Bulick 18 of Rock Rapids killed Saturday in the collision of his bicycle and a gas oline transport driven by C J Swale Pipestone Minn Mrs Emma Weldon 75 of Wa terloo fatally injured when she was struck by a car Saturday night in Waterloo Dead in other types of accidents were Harvey E McCannon 19 anc aul Koellner 41 who died in Burlington Iowa hospital Friday of injuries suffered in a flash oi lame from a boiler ai the Iowa ordnance plant near there Clarence R Richards Mason City who was run over by a rain Friday in the Mason City railroad yards where he was em ployed as a Milwaukee railroad oach cleaner Warren Henry Harbin Jr IB a sailor stationed at the Ottumwa naval air station drowned Satur day night when he fell from a oat while picnicking at Lake Ceomah near Oskaloosa Despite the nations 2 worst air plane crashes and 2 disastrous ornadoes automobile mishaps in he nation again headed the list londay of violent holiday deaths ver the Memorial day nd The total of 214 traffic fatal ies was far ahead of the 164 for he same holiday weekend last ear but well under the 275 pre icted by the National Safety Council for the period up to Sun ay midnight The total from all auses was 480 compared with 92 last year The 95 deaths in the 2 air lane crashes and the 43 known ead in tornadoes in Oklahoma nd Arkansas boosted the toll rom miscellaneous violent causes omicides excepted to 208 Jrownings totaled 58 New York with 68 fatalities in luding 42 in Thursdays plane rash at La Guardia field New ork City led the list of states Maryland was 2nd with 60 deaths ncluding 53 in the other plane rash Friday Arkansas with 37 illed in Sundays tornado was lird California led the list of high traffic deaths with 31 Seek Ban on Dancing Nanking Chinese gov rnment was asked Monday by the copies political council an ad isory group to ban modern ball oom dancing Gen Chang Chi iang a boxing expert sponsored he motion He claimed that China as a low moral standard and amed it chiefly on unreserved ontact between the sexes cli axed in having young people mbracing together in public AP Wlrcpholn IOWA RAILROAD aerial view shows part of the 25 freight cars which were tossed into the ditch west of Blakesburg Sunday afternoon when a Milwaukee train jumped the tracks The westbound dieselpowered train has just crossed the high Sugar creek trestle when the mishap occurred The derailed cars included 3 cars of candy 11 carloads of new autos and 11 empties No one was hurt 39 Dead After Tornadoes Hit Arkansas Oklahoma Areas 33 Bodies Recovered in Pine Bluffs Ark 15 Persons Are Missing See Picture Page 2 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tornadolashed Arkansas and Oklahoma counted 39 dead Mon day hundreds of injured and thousands of dollars in property damage as the search continued for missing persons Hardest hit was a heavily pop ulated rural area near Pine Bluffs in southeastern Arkansas Thirty three white persons and 15 were ac counted for in mortuaries Even as searchers began a careful daylight checkup of the plantation fields and bayou swamps for 15 missing persons Coroner E D DuPree said he be ieved his first report that 37 Bodies had been recovered was correct but confusion may have resulted from the shifting of corpses from one funeral home to another Hundreds were injured as the twister leapfrogged across the Arkansas farming area Sun day narrowly missing Pine Bluff with a population of 40000 Most of the dead were children In Oklahoma J of the town of Leedey was leveled Saturday night Six persons were killed and about 25injured The town has a population of 600 Both states were hit earlier this rear by severe storms In April tornadoes in northern Arkansas and northwest Oklahoma caused more than 100 deaths and heavy property damage In Sundays Arkansas storm es imates of the number of homes destroyed ranged as high as 1000 So great was the force of the wind that bridges were literally lown away across bayous and rees were ripped to splinters Whole families Negro and wiped out said Pine 31uff Mayor George Steed I saw 0 Negroes all in one heap The wildings were leveled and the only evidence some had ever stood were the foundations The storm moved over a 20 nile course across flat country Token only a bayous and hard wood timber stands in the low ands Mayor Steed said the storm rea extended roughly from 10 miles southwest of Pine Bluff to 0 miles southeast of the city Horse Laugh Philadelphia horse turned in a fire alarm Monday The department of public works animal broke away from its driver and crashed into the fire box setting off a false alarm When firemen arrived the horse was standing beside the box British Basking in Record Temperatures London fP Temperatures soared to record highs in Britain Monday Londons 89 was the highest June reading in the 80 year history of Kew weather ob servatory Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Generally fair and continued cool Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy and a little warmer Low Monday night 4045 High Tuesday 65 70 Iowa Fair Monday night cooler southeast portion Tuesday part ly cloudy and warmer with showers west portion in late afternoon Low Monday night 50 southwest to 42 northeast High Tuesday 72 southwest to 68 northeast Minnesota Increasing cloudiness and a little warmer Monday night Tuesday mostly cloudy and somewhat warmer with scattered showers west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 62 Minimum 43 At 8 a m Monday 51 Precipitation 44 YEAR AGO Maximum 46 Minimum 41 GlobeGazette weather statis ics for 24 hour period ending at oclock Sunday morning Maximum 74 Minimum 57 At 8 a m Sunday 58 Precipitation 07 YEAR AGO Maximum 75 Minimum 40 U S SUSPENDS HUNGARY CREDIT Marshall Stops Unused Half of Washington of State Marshall Monday ordered suspension of an unused half of a credit to Hungary where a procommunist regime has just been set up with Rus sian support In a statement Marshall also said the United States wishes ev ery success for the new non communist Italian regime formed by Prime Minister Alcide de Gas peri He said We shall continue to give aid to the Italian people who have demonstrated their sincere and abiding faith in democratic pro cesses for the preservation of their individual liabilities and basic hu man rights Marshall made no promise as to when or how the aid would be given A department official noted that Marshall has said there were many ways in which this govern ment could help Italy in its post war difficulties A mission from the exportim port bank is in Italy now exam ining the basis for an Italian re quest for a loan The credit was granted Feb 15 and about 000000 has not yet been utilized The Hungarian credit was granted for the purpose of buying American surplus property The suspension of the unused half was announced as a tentative step pending clarification of de velopments in Hungary where Premier Ferenc Nagy and other noncommunists government of ficials were ousted last week New York Plane Crash Death Toll Reaches 42 New York Led din 31yearold comptometer op erator of New York City died Sunday the 42nd victim of the crash Thursday night of a United Airlines DC4 airliner near La uardia field Capt Benton R Baldwin pilot of the plane left Queens general hospital Sunday to complete his convalescence at the home of an other pilot Clayton Stiles at Ros lyn N Y Some improvement was reported Monday in the condition of the other 5 survivors including Mar jorie Olsen 22 stewardess for merly of Eagle Grove Iowa Floods Block Iowa Rail and Road Travel By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rain clouds disgorged new quan tities of moisture over Iowa dur ing the weekend sent numerous streams from their banks and caused some interference with rail and highway travel At most points waters were re ceding Monday morning and skies were mostly clear with tempera tures climbing Flood conditions in several parts of Iowa followed rains which ranged up to more than 4 inches at Independence Several points received nearly 2 inches of moisture and Woodward had 21G The Rock Island railroad which reported 2 washouts Sunday said operating schedules were back to normal throughout Iowa Monday The state highway commission said it had received no new re ports of highway closings Monday At Marshalltown however City Engineer C John Anderson closed Highway 14 north of the city aft er the Iowa river overflowed nearly half a mile of the road The river still was rising Marshalltowns Rivcrvicw park was flooded and residents were driven from their trailer camp nearby Several other Marshall county streams were out of their banks but no other roads were re ported closed in that area At Waterloo where the Cedar river rose rapidly during the night to a stage of 1665 feet 4 above normal the river feet had stopped Monday morning Several families wore routed from their homes and there was consid erable damage to low areas and basements At least 12 families were made temporarily homeless at Waterloo when Black Hawk creek left its banks The creek also over flowed highway 218 near the west city limits At Cedar Rapids the Cedar riv er was continuing to rise after go ing up nearly 5 feet since Satur day It was still about 3 feet be low flood stage there however Several creeks in the Cedar Rap ids area left their banks but no families were reported forced from their homes Indian creek overflowed part of the Cedar Rapids Country club golf course Several eastern Iowa roads were blocked by high water and at least 2 sections of railroad tracks were washed out Sunday as heavy rains sent some rivers out of their banks and made some dirt and gravel roads virtually impassable Two Des Moines persons were injured when a northbound Des Moines Springfield and Southern bus skidded on a rainsoftened SENATES BILL WILL CONTINUE CURB TO MARCH Measure Goes to House to Iron Out Broad Differences in Bills Washington The senate passed on a voice vote Monday legislation to extend federal rent controls through next Feb 29 The measure now noes lo a con ference the house to iron out broad differences in the 2 versions of the bill Chairman Tobey RN H ot the banking committee declared the legislation is in suchshape that it is not in the best interests ol all the people ot the country Tobey objected particularly to an amendment which permits a 15 per cent increase in rents in cases where the landlord and tenant agree on a lease to carry through 1948 He said this will nullity rent control The senate shouted down an effort by Senator Kilgorc DW Va to reconsider the amendment Tobey urged continuation oC honcsttoGod rent controls after Senator Taylor Dldaho had proposed a simple extension of all present regulations through June 30 1948 This would conform to a recommendation of President Truman Taylors substitute was voted down 58 to 16 The senate also reversed itself and struck out a provision requir ing decontrol of rent areas at a fixed rate Bl a voice vote it removed an amendment by Senator McCarthy KWis which would have re Quired that 5 per cent of areas un der control be freed of such con trols each month At present there arc about 600 areas in the country under con trol At the start therefore the McCarthy amendment would have required decontrol of about 30 areas a month Senator Fulbrighl DArk led the move for reconsidering the amendment which he said was adopted last Thursday without debate and when only a few sena tors were on the floor Fulbright argued that the bill now being considered by the sen ate to extend rent controls through next Feb 29 sets up quate provisions for decontrol by establishing local advisory board lo recommend such action Senator Buck hand detouf on highway 65 about a mile Jjng the bill on the floor said he north of Lincville landing in the has learned that Housing Expedi ditch Don W Cowger 36 suffered a broken right arm and bruises and was taken to a Princeton Mo hospital Mrs Frank Hutchins suf fered back injuries and was taken to Des Moines by ambulance The Rock Island railroad re ported sections of track washed out between Reinbeck and Morri son and between LaPorte City and Washburn The Sioux City and Chicago motor train was held in Iowa Falls pending repair of the tracks Cedar and Fir Prices Soar Portland Ore and ir prices have reached a new high lere A recent sale ot Douglas fir brought per thousand feet Officers Play Cowboy in Midnighf Rodeo Midnight is hardly the timefor rodeo especially of the amateur variety as 6 Mason City police fficers 2 detectives a state high vay patrolman and 2 deputy sher ffs were able to testify Monday The casualties were listed in olice court Monday morning as 2 ows in bond forfeiture wrecked truck and 11 badly rayed tempers It all started Saturday just he ore midnight when Fred W flathias 33 New Hampton truck r was driving eastward through Jason City on highway 18 with a oad of 19 cattle Riding with him vas A E Gaffney also of New Hampton Mathias admitted afterward to olice officers that he had been rinking and that his truck failed o make the slight curve off State treet on to Maple drive It went ver the curbing and sidewalk between a tree and telephone pole and then rolled over into the yard on the south side of the Hawkins food market spilling the cattle Thats when the rodeo started A call went in to the police station at a m It was perfectly timed The evening shift was just going off duty and the midnight shift starting Detectives William Bruns and Glen Hamblin an swered the call in a patrol car Then came Police Officer Glen Wilson in another patrol car Later Officers F E Hensley and Merle Schriver from the midnight shift started out and Officers D A Wolske James Coyle and Wil liam F McElroy who were just off duty decided to help Deputy Sheriffs Jerry Allen and Frank Waychusand Highway Patrolman Walter Hilbert also joined the cowboy crew Their job was to account for 19 head of cattle One they shot it was injured when the truck tip ped another fell in a hole dug for s house foundation 13 others were rounded up finally but 4 never were found until day light Sunday began bringing in calls as to their whereabouts Peo ple of the neighborhood seemed to object to the animated lawn mowers Incidentally the one which fell in the hole at the corner of Maple drive and Tennessee S E was slaughtered the next morning and now waits in a Mason City locker plant for its final disposition Final disposition in police court of the case against Mathias took place Monday morning when Po lice Judge B R Dunn forfeited Mathias bond on a charge of careless driving y DES MOINES MAN BURNS TO DEATH Dies in Collision of 2 Trucks on Highway Knoxville D New comb 49 of Des Moines burned to death Monday morning following a collision between the Iowa Packing Co truck he was driving and a coal truck driven by Roy Pope of Knoxville The accident occurred on a curve 2 miles south of Plcasant ville at about the point where highways 92 and 60 cross Newcomb who had been a driv er for the packing company since 1928 was bound for Ottumwa with a load of meat Pope was driving toward Des Moines with a load of coal Deputy Sheriff Loren Jarmin said Newcombs truck burst into flames after the impact and that Newcomb was burned beyond rec ognition Pope was hospitalized at Knoxville with internal injuries Coroner F M Roberts said no inquest was planned SAME Black fUc traffic death in past 21 hour period ter Frank Creedon is opposed to the requirement and he joined Fulbright in urging that it be stricken out House Votes Compromise on Tax Slash Washington IP The house stamped its final approval Mon day on republicanbacked legisla tion lo reduce income taxes July 1 by annually Routine senate sanction is expected to fol low Tuesday The vote was 220 to 99 The hill hen would go to Presi dent Truman confronting him with one of his biggest decisions since the GOP took control of con the question whether lo veto it The president has con tended this is not the time for taxcutting The legislation would trim in dividual income taxes from 105 to 30 per cent beginning July 1 Heres how it works 1 Wage tax wilhholdings would be reduced July 1 2 The tax slash on an annual basis would be 30 per cent for per sons with taxable income after exemptions and deductions or less This would mean the 30 per cent cut would apply to single persons with total earn ings before exemptions and de ductions up to married persons married couples with one child married couples with 2 children 3 Persons with taxable income between and would get a flat annual tax reduction or a 20 per cent cut of their tax bill which ever is most 4 The tax reduction would be 20 per cent for taxable incomes above and up to 15 per cent on taxable incomes from to and 105 per cent on any income above 5 The measure reduced the present ceiling of 855 per cent at which any income can be taxed to 81 per cent in 1947 and 765 in 1948 6 Persons over 65 years old aro given an extra personal exemption of bringing their exemption to a total of ;